Carl G. Jung
Carl Jung was one of the creators of modern depth psychology, which seeks to facilitate a conversation with the unconscious energies which move through each of us. He contributed many ideas which continue to inform contemporary life: complex, archetype, persona, shadow, anima and animus, personality typology, dream interpretation, individuation, and many other ideas. He had a deep appreciation of our creative life and considered spirituality a central part of the human journey.
His method of interpretation of symbolic expression not only deepens our understanding of personal material, opening the psychodynamics of our personal biographies and dreams, but the deeper, collective patterns which develop within culture as well. In his memoir, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Jung wrote that meaning comes “when people feel they are living the symbolic life, that they are actors in the divine drama. That gives the only meaning to human life; everything else is banal and you can dismiss it. A career, producing of children, are all maya (illusion) compared to that one thing, that your life is meaningful.”
One of Dr. Jung’s quotes, I feel is true is:
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
Both persons can be transformed in some way, be it a big or small way. As my son, Bryan Rios, has told me, “There is always something to learn from everyone no matter if they are a King, CEO, Laborer, Housewife, or a Homeless person living in the streets.” I don’t like to use the word, “bum” for a homeless person because it usually is implied as a person who is useless, valueless, worthless, indifferent, or second-class. This is not a fair description of a person because everyone has something to offer to world. There is something GOOD IN EVERYONE, one just needs to look.
Let’s start looking around folks and find the good in our world. Once we do this, we will one by one begin to change our life and those around us. — Much respect, Ann.
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